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Lieko Shiga, ‘Portrait of Cultivation’ from Spiral Shore, 2008-2012. © Lieko Shiga, 2023

Picturing the Invisible: Earthquake, Meltdown, Memory

Picturing the Invisible: Earthquake, Meltdown, Memory is an academic and artistic partnership exploring the communities ravaged by the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake. It provides a striking photographic portrait of communities living with radiation and trauma in Fukushima and neighbouring prefectures, more than a decade later.

Andrew Gourlay

Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra - The Epic of Everest

Sat 16 November 2013

West Road Concert Hall

The Epic of Everest was shot on Mount Everest in 1924 and has recently been restored by the British Film Institute. This is the first screening of the film and CUCO are delighted to be performing the original score.

Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra
Andrew Gourlay - conductor

The Epic of Everest (J.B. Noel, 1924; compiled score from 1924 by Frederick Laurence and Eugene Goossens Snr.)

This concert will involve a musical recreation of The Epic of Everest (J.B. Noel, 1924), a travelogue-cum-quest adventure silent film shot on Mount Everest in 1924 during that year's Royal Geographical Society expedition, the one on which George Mallory and 'Sandy' Irvine died. The film has recently been restored by the British Film Institute and is to be shown in London with a newly commissioned score, however this is the only planned screening with a live recreation of the original score held in the Cambridge University Library. It is an example of a 'compiled score' for silent film, consisting of a number of excerpts from existing classical works as well as a few specially composed themes. This event serves as much as a concert as a film screening today as it surely also did in 1924, and raises interesting questions of musical representation.
Musical recreation directed by Dr Julie Brown (Royal Holloway, University of London).

Cost: £20, £14, £10, £5

Enquiries and booking

Booking is recommended for this event.

£20, £14, £10, concessions £2 reduction, £5 students

Enquiries: ADC Box Office Website Telephone: 01223 300085


All times

Sat 16 November 2013 8:00PM


Address: West Road Concert Hall
11 West Road
Email: westroad@mus.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1223 335184